Join us in Annapolis, MD – September 28-29, 2018
ONE Annapolis, MD Conference
- $25 – Optional Pre-Conference Training
- $75 – Early Registration Fee (register by August 17for the discounted rate)
- $100 – Regular Registration (registration ends September 14, unless we sell out sooner)
- $40 – Registration for High School and College Students (by August 17); $50 after August 17.
The registration fee does NOT include your lodging.
Register early so you’re not disappointed by a sell-out!
Vacation Bible School is always an awesome week of the summer and we hope that you will join us!
SHIPWRECKEDwill be held Monday to Friday, July 23 to July 27, from 9am to 12 noon. This is open to children 4 years through 5th grade complete. (A 2 & year old class is available for church members who are helping during the week.)
We are looking forward to enjoying this week with you! Please register on our website here: http://www.epcnewark.org/vbs
We are delighted that our youth group is partnering with Good Neighbors this summer to participate in service projects to help those in our area with home repair needs. If you have any questions about the details or registration forms, contact Pastor Gorsuch.
From the Good Neighbors Registration Information:
When: Sunday July 15 (2pm) through Friday July 20 at 9pm. This is a full time day & night commitment for those 5+ days.
Where: We will be eating, sleeping, and sharing worship at the Avondale Presbyterian Church, showering at the Kennett or Jennersville YMCA, and repairing homes in southern Chester County and northern New Castle County.
What: We will be repairing homes (painting, plumbing, walkways, reconstruction, ... ) for low income families and senior citizens.
Who: High school youth groups (entering 9th grade in Fall of 2018) and their adult leaders.
To learn more about Good Neighbors, visit their website: http://www.goodneighborshomerepair.org/
We invite you to join us at EP’s Sports Camp this summer! Sports Camp creates an atmosphere of fun and excitement where children will have a great time learning the basic skills of archery, ultimate frisbee, basketball, street hockey, tennis, soccer, sportsmanship, and team play all within a Christian atmosphere. We're looking forward to sharing this exciting event with you!
Sports Camp is for all youth entering grades 3 - 9 starting Monday, 6/25 through Thursday, 6/28 from 9:00 to 12:00 noon at Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 308 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE 19711. Cost is only $40 which includes a water bottle, t-shirt, snacks, and prizes.
Visit our Sports Camp page for more information and to register.
SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 9:20AM
Upstairs during Opening Exercises
Dads, you are invited to join with your children (2 years to 5th grade) upstairs as we celebrate your special day. This includes the 2/3 Sunday School class. Everyone will return to their regular classes following this time.
Happy Father's Day!
CALLING ALL WOMEN IN THE CHURCH!
“PICNIC AT THE PAVILION” - THURSDAY, JUNE 14
- Come between 11:30am - 1:30pm to enjoy food and fellowship together at the picnic tables by the pavilion.
- Pack your own lunch or bring take-out
- Bring your children and/or invite a friend.
- Children can enjoy time at the playground. Balls/riding toys will be available.
- This June 14 event is weather permitting.
A congregational meeting is called following morning worship June 10 to 1 ) support Pastor Harvey's request that his pastoral relationship with EP Church be dissolved and 2) hear a description of how written nominations for the Pastoral Search Committee will be handled.
The nomination period will commence June 10 and close on July 10. All nominations must be received by the Clerk of Session by that date. Thereafter a second meeting of the congregation will be held to vote on the candidates so nominated and included on the secret ballot to be voted upon at the meeting.
For more information about the pastoral transition, please visit our website.
May 19, 2018 7:30 AM- 9:00 AM
We hope you'll join us for our upcoming men's breakfast. This will be a follow up to our last breakfast and will continue the theme of Being a Shepherd Leader in the Home.
There will be testimonies from men on how this study has impacted and changed them to be a shepherd leader in their own homes. Amy Houston will have a hot breakfast prepared. We will begin promptly at 7:30 and end promptly at 9:00.
Please sign up below so that we can prepare well
Please sign up at the information counter. Main tasks include clean garden beds, spread mulch, washing windows. Bring your tools!
The day gives all of us an opportunity to:
- Help maintain the appearance of our facility and grounds
- Help the church save lots and lots of money
- Neaten and clean our facilities - spring clean!
- Establish meaningful relationships
- Have fun!
2018 Bible Conference:
Clarity, Hope, and Help in a Sexually Confused World
(scroll down for a more detailed description)
6:45-8:00 Talk 1: Controversial Topics the Church needs to Address: Transgenderism
6-6:15 Bring-a-Dessert Pot-Providence
6:15-7:15 Talk 2: Controversial Topics ..: The Gay Christian Movement
10-20 minute break
7:30-8:30 Talk 3: How Churches Become Redemptive Communities for Sexual Strugglers
9:30 am Sunday School – coffee/tea/water provided
Men's Sunday School - Proactive Accountability (Tim)
Women's Sunday School - Emotional Wholeness In our Relationships (Ellen)
10:45am Preaching at worship (Tim) Sermon Topic - TBD
An opportunity to make a donation to offset the cost of this event will be available.
Update: Sign Ups for Dinner on Saturday Night are Closed
Many have expressed a desire to be equipped to respond to the questions of gender and sexuality constantly pushed by our culture. There is a desire for greater understanding to answer difficult questions with truth, grace and love. There is a desire for our young people to be equipped as they are facing these questions from peers.
As a congregation, we are facing these questions right now. This conference is not addressing a speculative concern, but is designed to equip the saints right where we are. Knowing how to answer the questions and challenges among us from a Biblical, Christ-centered point of view is vital for our own discipleship and our witness. Consider also that you may have a friend who is either struggling to address these questions or needs your support when caring for a loved one or family member. Being equipped can help you draw close to them in time of need. Indeed, it is tragic when we heard of people withdrawing from the Body of Christ at the moment when they need help the most.
Rev. Tim Geiger (M.Div.) is a national leader in this subject area. He has spoken with wide acclaim at our General Assembly and in many other forums. Ellen Dykas, M.A. is well known to many among us. But, she has more to offer that we have not yet heard as a congregation. We are blessed to be able to benefit from the knowledge and experience of Harvest USA.
When we were considering this conference I spoke to Rev. Kevin Koslowsky at Faith Presbyterian Church in Wilmington. He gave an enthusiastic endorsement, noting that the conference was well received across the whole spectrum of their church.
SKATING NIGHT AT CHRISTIANA SKATING CENTER
Wednesday, April 4, 6:00-8:00pm
No admission fee, just skate rental for $3. This is in place of Wednesday Night Activities this week. We will be sharing the rink with Bible Fellowship Church for this event. No outside food, but concession stand will be open.
This is for the whole family! Invite your friends!
Everyone is welcome to come and join us as we celebrate Easter. Please invite your family and friends as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ! He is Risen!
Our service begins at 10:45am in the sanctuary.
Nursery is provided for children up to 4 years old.
For more information about our Sunday services, check out this page.
Join us on Friday, March 30, at 7pm in the sanctuary as we remember and celebrate the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross. This is a joint service with Ogletown Baptist Church with messages from both Pastor Harvey and Rev. Curtis Hill.
Nursery will be provided for children 4 years old and younger.
Join us Thursday, March 29, at 7pm in the sanctuary for our Maundy Thursday Tenebrae service. This is a reverent and reflective service meant to remind us of the life of Christ in his final days before his crucifixion and resurrection. We will be hosting communion and remembering the Last Supper.
Nursery is provided for children 4 years old and younger.
The whole church is invited to celebrate the Easter season and hear from the different kids groups in the church. The Children’s Choir, Joy Ringers, Foundry Strings, Foundry Brass and Chimes will all be playing. Nursery will be provided for toddlers and infants. This is a child-friendly program, similar to the Christmas Children’s Program and each family will be making a devotional bag during the program to use at home. Cookies and punch reception following the program.
Please invite family and friends!
Join us on March 3rd for our conference on Finding Forgiveness with special guest speaker Dr. Stan Gale, author of Finding Forgiveness. We will begin the day with a light breakfast and Starbucks coffee.
8:30am Gathering and refreshments
9-9:50am Session One - The Grace of Forgiveness
10-10:50am Session Two - The Practice of Forgiveness
11-11:50am Session Three - Overcoming Guilt and Shame
PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE (302-737-2300) TO REGISTER.
Cost to attend is $10.00 per person
Childcare is $5.00 per child
On Monday, February 26th, at 6:30 PM, Houghton College Choir will be performing a free concert here at EP as part of its 2018 tour. We certainly hope you will join us! Free childcare provided.
For 80 years the Houghton College Choir has committed itself to world-class performances rooted in the sacred a cappella tradition. The College Choir has performed in renowned concert halls and churches across the United States and abroad.
Widely acclaimed for its artistry and sensitivity, the Houghton College Choir upholds the sacred a cappella choral tradition of its origins, while flexibly embracing a diversity of choral styles. Whether performing a renaissance mass setting, a baroque motet, or an African American spiritual, the choir delights in well-crafted sacred choral music.